New season at Cumbria's Old Laundry
The Old Laundry Theatre in Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria has announced its autumn season.
The season has already begun with a production of the Melvyn Bragg and Howard Goodall musical The Hired Man set in Cumbria in the early part of the twentieth century. Performed by Bowness Theatre Festival, it opened on 13 September and runs until 6 October.
On 10 October, there is a special fundraising event An Audience with Miriam Margolyes when the stage and screen actress will be in conversation with Old Laundry trustee Paul Allen about her career. On the following day, she will perform her touring show Dickens' Women, which is already sold out.
LAMDA students will return to Cumbria with performances of Punk Rock by Simon Stephens on 25 October, Faustus adapted from Marlowe by Rupert Goold and Ben Power on 26 October and The Accrington Pals by Peter Whelan on 27 October.
The People's Theatre will bring There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly on 2 November, and then Stephe Joseph Theatre will perform Surprises, written and directed by its former artistic director Alan Ayckbourn, from 6 to 17 November.
The Lighthouse On Shivering Sands has been adapted by Noby Dimon from the short story by J S Fletcher and will be performed by North Country Theatre on 23 November, and the Music in the Round will perform Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants and In A Paris Salon on 27 November.
As well as the theatre programme, there is music and film, including a visit from composer and pianist Neil Brand providing live accompaniment to some of the great performers of the silent movie age.
For more information, see www.oldlaundrytheatre.co.uk or call the box office on 08445 040604.